President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (12th Sept) signed the gazette notification to operationalize the Office on Missing Persons(OMP). The OMP (establishment, administration and discharge of functions) Act No 14 of 2016 and amended by Act no 9 of 2017 comes into operation from 15th September.
OMP operational from September 15
Accordingly the OMP will be established and its functions, duties and mandate is operational from 15th September. This initiative comes one week after the president had a discussion with the family members of the missing persons.